Dr. Ruby L. Perry is Dean of the Tuskegee University (TU) College of Veterinary Medicine and the first female to serve in that role.
Dr. Perry is a graduate of Tuskegee University where she earned a BS degree in Animal & Poultry Science in 1976 and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1977. She earned an MS degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University, where she also conducted a residency program in veterinary radiology.
At Tuskegee since 2007, she has served as a faculty member, Acting Chair of the Department of Small Animal Medicine, Surgery and Radiology, Interim Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Vice-Provost of Undergraduate Education.
Prior to her work at Tuskegee, Dr. Perry served on the faculty at the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine for 20 years, where she was section chief of veterinary radiology and earned tenure as an associate professor of veterinary radiology.
Dr. Perry is a two-term president of the Tuskegee Veterinary Medical Alumni Association and the first African American female, board-certified veterinary radiologist in the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR).
She is married to Dr. Winston Felton, who is also a veterinarian and a 1977 TU veterinary graduate.